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    Digital gauge manifold

    I'm looking for input on witch gauges I should get. I have two more semesters of college left and have been slowly buying tools, gauges are one of the last tools ill need. I do have a pair of yellow jacket for R-22 but need another for R-410a. I've been thinking about buying a set of Hilmor Electronic Gauge - Vacuum, Hoses. Witch price at $690.00 has anyone used these or have any suggestions?

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    Digicool ak900 with scissor clamp probes, or a fp Sman4 for the wireless cool stuff.

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    Digi Cool AK900 for me.

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    I'm taking it that hilmor aren't very good?

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    Hilmor's customer service has been terrible. They've refused to email me back when all I asked were simple product questions.

    Go with the DC Ak900's or SMAN4's.

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    Another vote for the ak900

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2

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    If you're curious about digital gauges, there are excellent reviews of most the popular ones in the tools and test equipment section of this site. I have ak900's and I like them a lot.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....digital-gauges

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    I was wondering about the recalibration. Hilmor says they recalibrate every time they turn on.

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    From what I have heard some folks say a lot of things. AT this time I have testo 570 and they work well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sjewell14 View Post
    I was wondering about the recalibration. Hilmor says they recalibrate every time they turn on.

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    Fieldpiece gauges don't come with the hoses?

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    Neither do the testo's And if they did you should still replace them with good heavy duty hoses (black ones) with the ball valves on the eds.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sjewell14 View Post
    Fieldpiece gauges don't come with the hoses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjewell14 View Post
    Fieldpiece gauges don't come with the hoses?
    Neither do dc's. you can buy hoses seperately, I suggest ball valve hoses. DCs with ball valve hoses and scissor clamps would still be a bit less than the hilmors.

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    If it wasn't for the ridiculous servo motor driven "analogue" gauges they put on them, and the mood lighting, the Hilmor gauges might not be bad at all.
    Unfortunately it is a completely useless feature, that adds significant cost to the instrument.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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